When I first met Tom, he was trying to impress me, he had all those big ideas we have in our early twenties that we hardly realize or wait until our almost thirties to 'make it happen' ... he had a publishing company, and I was smitten.
Six-and-a-half-years later we are publishing! But, we had some helpful stepping stones along the way.
Tom took letterpress classes at PRATT (Seattle) and made some beautiful prints.
He made a great friend, Lisa Hasegawa, a letterpress printer, book artist and teacher. We had some fun dates with her; making books, playing with stamps, learning bindings. And through Lisa, Tom has had the privilege of being a part of her post card exchange, and my studio is filled with beautiful postcards ...
Now Tom is learning the art of Japanese woodblock printing, and made a chapbook, The Florida Room in his recent Hybrid Poetry class.
There is so much that has inspired us to make kittyBOOGER happen, and January 1st, 2011, we decided that we needed to do it. Though it has been a slow process, we are so excited for kittyBOOGER twenty-twelve to come out! And we can't wait to share it with you.